placet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin it is pleasing, inflection of placeō (I am pleasing).

Noun[edit]

placet (plural placets)

  1. A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, an ecclesiastical council, etc.
  2. The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)
    • J. P. Peters
      The king [] annulled the royal placet.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin placet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

placet m (plural placets)

  1. (historical) petition, appeal

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

placet m (invariable)

  1. consent, approval

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

placet

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of placeō: "he/she/it pleases"
    Videamus, si placet.
    Let us see, if you please.